It’s a A Coffee Date at Cafe Nix! Now with Niagara Falls and ‘mature langage’

It’s all happened so fast and ahead of schedule, but we’re rolling them out. Yes, Kids, it’s FREE STORIES on Wattpad with more on the way!nixlist

It Happened at Cafe Nix 14 authors, 15 short stories for FREEEEEEEE!

Read the first five by Ainslie Paton, Elizabeth Dunk, Juanita Kees, ME, and Jane O’Reilly,

Read ’em as the drop, read them individually, or read them all in one huge luscious brownie bite washed down with your choice of delicious coffee!

driving smallMy menu offering Niagara Falls at Cafe Nix, features Ella the frazzled, Southern-fried Bride and her patient, true love, Craig, from Driving in Neutral, and a word I’ve never been fond of. It’s a little bit suggestive, a little bit naughty (mature language!), a little bit smart-ass because sunburn never felt so….good.

Link to The Whole Shebang of It Happened At Cafe Nix  here

It’s Fourteen Authors. One contemporary romance. Fifteen Happy Endings

Edited by Belinda Holmes
Authors in order of appearance:
Elizabeth Dunk
Juanita Kees
Sandra Antonelli (meeee)
Jane O’Reilly
Nicole Flockton
Cate Ellink
Ros Baxter
Jenny Schwartz
Ainslie Paton
Jennie Jone
Lee Christine
Lily Malone
Rhian Cahill
Amy Andrews

I Love You a Latte: The Cafe Nix Cover & Parade of Authors!


Fourteen Escape authors, one contemporary romance, fifteen happy endings. Welcome to Cafe nix

Long distance relationships don’t work
Nix Sutherland is at a crossroads. She loves running the family business, the famous Sydney Harbourside Cafe Nix, and she also loves Linc, whose vet practice is in Melbourne.

After months of jumping on planes and swapping cities, both of them too stressed and tried to enjoy being together, it’s all come to a head. In the middle of a typically busy day at the cafe that includes everything from broken hearts to breaking waters, cops to canoodling couples, Nix realises that loving the cafe means giving up Linc.

Meet Nix and characters from the novels of your favourite Escape Publishing authors (like me!) in fresh original shorts, and experience a day in the life of Cafe Nix. You know there will be coffee.


Nix composite cover

Edited by Belinda Holmes It Happened at Café Nix is a FREE 50,000 word collaboration between 14 Escape authors to bring readers epilogues, extra scenes, and all new material featuring favourite characters in original short stories from books published (or soon to be published) with Escape.

Did I mention FREE?

For FREE you can read a single chapter from your favourite author or the entire compilation! The contributing authors are, in order of appearance are:

Elizabeth DunkThe Silver-haired Saviour:  In the style of The Lies We Tell
Juanita KeesUnder His Persuasion:  Characters from Tag Raiders Series
Me, Sandra AntonelliNiagara Falls at Cafe Nix:  Craig and Ella from Driving in Neutral
Jane O’Reilly: Hunk of the Month:  Characters from The Holiday Survival Guide
Nicole Flockton: Bound by Their Wedding Plans:  Characters from Bound By His Desire
Cate Ellink: Deeper Diving:  Characters from Deep Diving
Ros Baxter: Stand and Deliver:  Characters from Lingerie for Felons
Jenny Schwartz: Kissing Time:  Characters from Hero Duty
Ainslie Paton: No Dick Moves:  Characters from Insecure
Jennie Jones: 12 Bells and a Baby:  Characters from Swallows Fall series
Lee Christine: In Safe Company:  Characters from Grace & Poole series
Lily Malone: Angry Birds and Turtle Doves:  Characters from So Far Into You
Rhian Cahill: Christmas Wishes Do Come True: Characters from Christmas Wishes
Amy Andrews: Risqué Business:  Characters from Risky Business

 It Happened at Café Nix will be released on Wattpad on April 2 and later will be available as a complete volume through Smashwords.

An Experiment Where There Will be Coffee Because Cafe

AntonellicoffeYou might know how I’m all about coffee. This explains why, when presented with a writing opportunity that mentioned the word ‘cafe,’ I jumped at the chance to write a short story that’s set in a cafe, because a cafe is A PLACE THAT SERVES COFFEE.

That place is Cafe Nix.

The trick here was to write a story that starred coffee and some driving smallcharacters from my novel Driving in Neutral, and link it to other short stories that take place at Cafe Nix.

This means, Fourteen authors with Escape Publishing, one contemporary romance, and fifteen happy endings. It’s coming soon. And this is what’ll happen when 14 Escape authors eye off Wattpad and wonder how to play: What we have is an experiment in a short story continuity.

Did I mention it was COMING SOON FOR FREE?

teaser 2Meet Nix and characters from the novels of favourite Escape authors in fresh original shorts, and experience a day in the life of Cafe Nix.

Authors in order of appearance:
Nicole Murphy
Juanita Kees
Sandra Antonelli (that’s me)
Jane O’Reilly
Nicole Flockton
Cate Ellink
Ros Baxter Ink
Jenny Schwartz
Ainslie Paton
Jennie Jones
Lee Christine
Lily Malone
Rhian Cahill
Amy Andrews

Thirty-one Days of Halloweenie Day 16: Get your Jack-o-lantern On With Cate Ellink

pinupwitchweenHey, kids! We’re getting closer to the day of the peanut butter cup shaped like a pumpkin ,and my guest today, Cate Ellink, is happy about that, as happy as I am! Cate explains the Australian holiday system and where Halloween fits (or doesn’t fit) on the Great Aussie Holiday Calendar. I think Aussies would embrace Halloween if there was a pumpkin-shaped lolly filled with Vegemite, or if the day involved some thing that could be tossed on the barbie and slathered with a sauce infused with musk stick Life Savers or black currant, popular Australian lolly (candy) flavours — but that’s just me.

We Australians, as a society, celebrate quite a few holidays. Some have a religious theme, like Easter or Christmas, as well as a commercial theme, chocolates delivered by a bunny, presents delivered by a man in a red suit. We have a day to celebrate the coming of the New Year, which CateEllink_smallis often an all night party with a recovery day. A day to celebrate our nation, Australia Day. Then there’s a day to honour the Queen’s birthday, and one for Labour Day. Depending on where you live, you can also have a holiday to celebrate a show (equal to the state fair), a horse race (The Melbourne Cup), or a local event.

None of our holidays really celebrate adventure, outrageousness or fun.

Halloween does!

Halloween is the strange celebration that’s not yet a holiday in Australia, and I like it the best. It’s an evening where we deviate from the ‘norm’. In a world full of warnings and sense, Halloween comes and it’s crazy. We encourage kids to not only talk to strangers but to accept lollies from them, sometimes to knock on the door of a stranger’s home. You never do that any other day!

It’s an evening where you can let loose your inner demon, or witch, or vampire, or clown, or temptress. You can dress up in whatever you like to wear, if only for an evening!

It’s the night where the ‘norm’ is cast aside, and we do things a little outside our comfort zone – dress up, carve pumpkins, light candles, talk to strangers, collect lollies, talk about the spooky. It’s a night to celebrate adventure and outrageousness. A night for fun.

As a writer of erotic adventures, it’s a special night on my calendar.­

DeepDiving_Final_smallCate Ellink writes erotic adventures, and is a fellow Naughty Ninja. You can find out more on her website or at the Ninjas.

Cate’s latest release Deep Diving is a sun-soaked, sandy, seaside erotic novel about a tropical paradise, two athletes used to getting physical, and a sex-filled, no-strings holiday fling.